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. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals evacuated. a damaged crane dangling 90 stories up. what a long night it's been. and daylight will reveal so much more. a special edition of "america this morning," the perfect storm, begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away this morning with the very latest on sandy. a historic storm in so many ways. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now. and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far, from all along the eastern seaboard. even into the midwest. today, also, stock markets will be closed again for a second-straight day. a continuation of their first unplanned shutdown since the 9/11 attacks. >>> and at this hour, there is breaking news from queens, new york, where as many as 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. the heavy winds are making it extremely difficult to battle the flames. nearly 200 firefighters were called to the scene, trying to rescue people. no word yet on what set off those fires. >> have
in new york city, where hundreds of thousands remain in the dark. and where subways and a major airport are still underwater. but a new day brings promising, new developments. >>> baring the brunt. new jersey shore towns tore apart by sandy. and inland, rescuers continue to save trapped residents. >>> and a little levity overnight. the late-night comics make their return. >>> good morning on this halloween, a holiday, really, in name only today for so many in the wake of sandy. >> and let's start with the latest this morning. more than 8 million folks in areas affected by sandy are now without power. >> also, stock markets are reopening today after their two-day unscheduled stop for the storm. meanwhile, jfk and newark airports are also reopening with limited service today. but new york's la guardia airport, which looks more like a lake than it does an airport right now, that remains closed. also, president obama will visit hard-hit areas of new jersey today, touring those areas with governor christie. >> here in new york, most of lower manhattan remains without power this morning. here
at the rainfall total so far. but at ocean city. up to about 2.3 inches. that is on the eastern shore. we can expect about 4-8 inches of rain throughout the rest event. maximum wind gusts at ocean city airport is 52 miles per hour. this is the impact you can expect from later today. >> we have some changes overnight from what sandy has been doing. it has been taking that turn. it is moving to the north instead of the northeast. we will watch to see when it turns to the northwest. we do think it will stay to the north of the d.c. metro area which is good news for us. we will be on the good side of the storm. we will predominately be coming in from the north to northwest as opposed to dealing with the onshore flow. we will be dealing with the heavy rain and flood event. 4-8 inches of rainfall widespread. there will be isolated heavier amounts. we are not going to see so much flash flooding with this. this will be more of a river flood event. here is the predicted forecast model. just one of them. you can see some of the heavier amounts. d.c. looking at about four inches of rain. this is over to
for up to a week. >>> the nation's largest city, new york, may as well be a ghost town this morning. pun transit, schools even the stock markets all closed. >>> and away from the storm on a brighter note, a giant sweep for san francisco. the giants are world series champions for the second time in just three seasons. >>> good morning, everybody. only one story really to report today. we're going to begin with the danger and potential devastation from hurricane sandy. the massive storm is spinning straight toward the east coast, on track to be the worst case scenario. forecasters and millions of people in its path have feared. >> regular activities have already ground to a halt in much of the east. and it could be days or weeks before life begins to get back to normal. we'll get the latest forecast in a moment. but we go to abc's tahman bradley, in ocean city, marryland. i have to believe you've been warmer than now. >> reporter: yeah, it's been cold. right now, sandy is making miserable here in the mid-atlantic. the mid-atlantic region is bracing for sandy. a slow-moving monster of unpre
storms in the low lying area. the city department of transportation has closed roads and intersections because of the flooding. this include where we are standing. the mayor stephanie rawlings- blake request, police officers and emergency responders are on the streets to respond to any problems. the last couple of days we have seen a big police pleasant. just a few minutes ago we saw an officer drive by this morning. it is in an effort to keep people safe. the city has received calls for down treed power lines and flooding. yesterday there was a restrictions for roadways. it started last night at 6 to mean p.m. and through noon today. it does not include uniformed personnel, hospital employees and other medical providers. it is important to note that baltimore city has opened six shelters. that's for people who have been displaced because of hurricane sandy. because of down treed or flooding or anything related to the storm. they have six shelters open there. are 23 shelters throughout the state of maryland. but six in baltimore city if you need a place to go. reporting live, abc 2 new
. being see it's 300 around 300 miles southeast of ocean city, maryland. as we check out what's going on for today and how this moves towards us, well, we will continue to get this rain moving in here across the area. and on the backside of this system, look at the snow moving into west virginia. we are going to be seeing blizzard conditions across the area but heavier rain across the area for today and the winds will begin to pick up. i will talk more about that and breakdown the time that is we will see the windiest conditions. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. governor o'malley is urging everyone to stay off the roads. we are dealing with a lot of flooding in ocean city. route 50 is now closed along the eastbound lanes from golf course road to philadelphia avenue. here's a live look at route 50. you will notice the camera is shaking due to the heavy winds. there's a wind advisory in effect for those traveling across the bay bridge. if you are heading that way, you want to be extra careful if the gusts exceed 55 miles per hour, the b
minnesota. showers around minneapolis and green bay. moving later into chicago and kansas city. >> 60s in the midwest. and 70s from albuquerque all the way to boise. >>> when we come back this morning, one of the worst cases of hoarding ever. we'll tell you where and show you just how bad it is. >>> and something new in the sugary beverage battle. get ready for soda machines that dispense calorie counts. >>> and the show must go on, they say. a qvc guest passes out on the air. but the co-host, he keeps on pitching. >>> welcome back, everyone. american airlines is promising improvement this morning. the bankrupt carrier's ceo admits the past couple of weeks have been rough on its passengers. but delays and cancellations, but its on-time performance last month was 25% worse than its major competitors. but ceo tom horton says american is working through its problems. >>> there is good news down the road for california drivers. analysts say wholesale gas prices are plunging, that's right, plunging. and retail prices should catch up later this week. the state is allowing refineries to switc
for at least 13 deaths in the united states. >> sandy flooded tunnels in new york city, along with subway stations, the electrical system, the power to wall street. power out for more than five million customers across the east. it's unlikely that the full extent of the storm's damage will be known until date. let's update on you what's happening here in the d.c. region. >> so pepco reporting 32,000 customers in the dark this morning. dominion virginia power has more than 122,000 without electric today. and b.g.e. reporting more than 215,000 outages. novec has nearly 23,000 customers without power this morning. also, you should note that schools and government offices all across the region closed today again today. >> and you're going to find another way to get to work if you have to go. if you use mass transit, no metrorail or bus service this morning. marc or v.r.e. trains not running. amtrak has cancelled all northeast corridor trains. all flights at the d.c. area's three major airports are cancelled today. we're going to go to ocean
, and kansas city. a wintry mix from rapid city to salt lake city. some snow in the cascades. and some showers from seattle to portland. >> 50s in the pacific northwest. mostly 40s in the northern rockies. 70s in the midwest. 80s around dallas, miami and new orleans. and way above normal in the mid-atlantic. >>> and coming up after the break, the first reviews are in. what people who had gotten their hands on the ipad mini are now saying. >>> and bad guys hit the bookstore. barnes & nobel customers have been hit by a big credit card security breach. >>> and later, a day of surfing turns deadly as a shark goes on the attack at a popular beach. >>> welcome back, everybody. this may come as a surprise to some folks. the u.s. is about to become the world's biggest oil producer, ahead of even saudi arabia. crude production is up for the fourth-straight year. and oil imports may fall by half by the end of the decade. one analyst says north america could become, quote, the new middle east. >>> and if you made a purchase last month as a barnes & nobel store, watch out. the book seller says customer cr
minnesota. >> just 47 in the twin cities. 50s for much of the midwest and central plains. 77 in dallas. and 80s from new orleans to new york. 60s from salt lake city to seattle. >>> and when we come back this morning, with all the talk about jobs, we get some all-important numbers later today. >>> then, more coffee, more jobs. starbucks announcing ambitious, new plans. >>> and lights, camera, will you marry me? what might be one of the most intricate wedding proposals ever. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, from wall street to the campaign trail, the big focus is today's release of the september employment report, the next-to-last one before the election. and it is likely to show more jobs created last month than in august. but not by much. and ahead of the numbers we get another snapshot on jobs. the number of americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits rose slightly for the week. up to 377,000. >>> if you thought mortgage rates couldn't go any lower, think again. rates have tumbled to all-time lows for the second-straight week, falling as the federal reserve buys bonds t
. >> kansas city and omaha hover near 80 degrees. 60s in the northwest and east. 80s in new orleans. 85 in sacramento. >>> coming up, the google exec who is saying yahoo! a $60 million incentive to switch companies. >> not a bad career. >>> and a lot of people getting fired up over flaming hot cheetos. >>> and later, a very close call for this guy, who was showing off with a crocodile and almost beca >>> welcome back, everybody. shoppers are returning to the stores and they're spending. retail sales last month were up 1.1% because consumers simply are more confident. merchants saw gains in almost every major category from eating out to smartphones. it is the third-straight monthly increase in retail sales. >> why did you point to me when you mentioned eating out? >> you like food. >>> well, it is no wonder that major retailers are optimistic about the upcoming holiday shopping season. amazon, the latest to announce it's adding lots of workers to handle holiday sales. 50,000 for its order fulfillment centers across the u.s. it expects many of them to stay on full-time after the holidays,
locksmith will stop selling master keys to some of the most sensitive locks in the city, including the world trade center site. the keys are meant for firefighters and city officials to access electrical panels, elevators and subway stations. a "new york post" reporter bought a set on ebay for $150. scary that can get in the hands of the wrong person for $150. >> that is alarming. >>> it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. severe storms, with gusty winds and hail, from cincinnati to pittsburgh and lexington. showers with peeks of sunshine from new york to d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas, georgia and florida. and more record heat in the southwest. >> this great nation. you go, paula. and, my fellow americans, 102 in phoenix. 94 in sacramento. mostly 80s in the rockies. upper 60s and 70s from the midwest to the east coast. >>> and when we come back this morning, the major food recall that just got a lot bigger. >>> also, a recall of some of the most popular cars in america. 600,000 hondas that need a fix to prevent a possible fire. >>> also this morning, here comes
u.s. ambassador chris stevens, during a public memorial at san francisco city hall. former colleagues say stevens will be remembered for his skill as a diplomat and his personal charm. stevens was killed in that attack on the u.s. consulate back on september 11th. >>> and some rattled nerves in the northeast this morning after a rare earthquake hit southern maine. the 4.0 magnitude quake struck just after 7:00 last night, about 20 miles west of portland. it could be felt throughout new england. people running into the streets, as the ground shook. but there were no reports of major damage or injuries. >>> and it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. fargo, minneapolis, and chicago will see showers, perhaps, even thunderstorms. severe weather is a threat for little rock and memphis, with high winds and hail. the northern plains could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. and the southwest, hate to tell you. you're going to bake in temperatures well above normal. downtown l.a. will hit 90 or above. phoenix is 93. dallas will be in the upper 80s. mostl
as the world series now shifts to the motor city. >>> good friday morning, everyone. we begin with the storm watch and a growing death toll from that powerful hurricane. >> at least 21 people have died. most of the victims were in cuba, including a 4-month-old baby, who was crushed when his house collapsed. >> right now, sandy is pounding the bahamas with heavy wind and rain. the east coast of florida is already feeling the effects, as ross palumbo of our miami station shows us. >> reporter: crashing waves, whipping wind and near-whiteout conditions. all of it washing over ft. lauderdale beach. flooding some tourists with fear. >> this is crazy. this is nuts. there's sand in the street right now. >> reporter: with severe surf conditions, not only at sea, but along the sidewalks. and along its edge, rescuers were racing to push people back to shore. >> very, very dangerous. we don't want anybody to get hurt. >> reporter: despite double red flag warnings, just to the forth, near this pier, surfers were slipping into the water. >> the rip current's too strong. it whipped me all the way down the
seeker is at it again in new york city. david blaine is spending three days in the middle of a million volts of electricity. the only thing reflecting that is a chain-built body suit. >> blaine fascination with electricity, as well as a human plasma ball. this is interactive. fans can control the amounts of electricity zapping him with the touch. >> i hope he doesn't have any enemies or disgruntled ex-wives out there. are you kidding me. >> from the free fall to the electricity. we're getting. >> reporter: boring. >> we've been boring a lot so -- man. >>> well, the old ball and chain may not be bad after all in. looks like hauling around your better half can pay off. >> couples all over gathered in maine for the annual wife-carrying championship over the weekend. >> can you do that? like a piggyback ride. >> i respect that. they don't have to be actually husband and wife to do this thing. the team can be, you know, friends or whatever. but they did have to skillfully navigate a tricky course. a three-foot hurdle and a pond called the widow maker. >> they won the wife's weight in beer,
growing. it exploded. tens of thousands took to the streets in karachi, pakistan's biggest city. a massive show of support for this young girl, shot and nearly killed by the taliban. finally, some good news. doctors say the young girl is responding to treatment. >> she has created a movement across pakistan. our girls want to follow. >> reporter: for years, she was a thorn in the taliban's side. when they closed her school, she dared to speak out, fighting for the right of all girls to an education. >> i want to get my education and i want to become a doctor. >> reporter: when the taliban couldn't silence her, they targeted her. earlier this week, a gunman shot her in the head on the way home from school. that attack led to massive outrage. ordinary pakistanis uniting to denounce the taliban. even the country's christians, themselves a small minority, are now praying for her. >> everybody feeling the same way. right, left, and center. people, whatever their political ideologies are. >> reporter: now the hope is her attack is a turning point. turning the entire country against the taliban o
, oklahoma city and amarillo. >> summer-like in the south, with 80s from dallas to atlanta. the midwest and northeast are cold and windy and in the 50s. mostly 70s, meanwhile, in the rockies. >>> coming up this friday morning, another space shuttle heads to its final home. >>> but first, something to irritate you on a friday. new evidence that banks are still tacking on plenty of fees. >>> and some welcome news about the airlines. it's all next. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, you better keep an eye on your bank statements. a new pew study says a dozen major banks are still not being clear about their checking account fees. and many are charging more for some basic features. sometimes the fees aren't listed on bank websites. but they're in those checking account disclosure statements that you get in the mail sometimes. the study says they actually run a median length of 69 pages. >>> well, the maker of mini-wheats has a not-so-small problem on its hands. kellogg's is recalling almost 3 million boxes of the cereal because they could be contaminated with small pieces of metal. kellogg'
roads in the midwest, from detroit to the twin cities. and much of the same in the pacific northwest. >> if you are flying, airport delays possible from boston to d.c., detroit, chicago, minneapolis, seattle and portland. did we miss any cities there? >> i don't think so. >>> more news, now, from the centers of disease control. they've issued a new warning about the laundry detergent pods. >> the shiny, colorful packets of concentrated soap are becoming a public health hazard. children are mistaking them for candy, eating them and getting sick. nearly 500 children ingested detergent pods. most of them under 5 years old. >> they do look like candy. >>> a body found in san diego trash bin may be linked to a murder mystery in newport beach. the body may be that of quee chadwick. they are charging the husband, saying he killed his wife over money. >>> and l.a. police investigators say the 40-year-old taped conversation between charles tex watson and his attorney could clear up more than a dozen unsolved homicides. a federal judge in texas has blocked an attempt by l.a. police to use a se
minneapolis to salt lake city. >>> still ahead, don't look now, but a big cut could be coming out of your paycheck in january, no matter who wins the white house. >>> and what do cyclists have to say about lance armstrong. >>> and later, coming up, the giants fish who invited himself on board, all 600 pounds. >>> welcome back. gas prices are plunging. the national average is now $3.68 a gallon, down 12 cents in the past week. that's still the highest price ever for this time of year. but aaa expects it to keep falling at a fairly good clip. you can thank the season but also falling oil prices and an end to refinery problems in california. >>> it's not getting a lot of attention, but many of us are going to be hit by a big tax increase next year, no matter who wins the clerk. temporary reduction in social security payroll taxes expires at the end of the year. neither presidential candidate is talking about an extension and there's little support for one in congress. >>> airfares will continue to go up next year but not as fast as they have been. an increase of only 1% to 4% is expected. th
. roads could be wet around new york city. thunderstorms are a possibility around milwaukee, dallas and houston. >> and if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in the following cities, denver, chicago and minneapolis. >>> well, a suburban denver community is breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning, now that police have made an arrest in the death of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. >> 17-year-old austin sigg is now facing charges of abducting, murdering and dismembering the little girl. abc's brandi hitt has details. >> reporter: it's the break in the jessica ridgeway murder case the 10-year-old's family has been waiting for. >> we have made an arrest in the jessica ridgeway case. 17-year-old austin sigg is in our custody. >> reporter: austin sigg, a community college student, was arrested wednesday morning at this home near kettner lake, not far from where little jessica's body was found earlier this month. she vanished on october 5th while walking to school. >> we're all worn out. everybody in the family is worn to a frazzle. >> reporter: jessica's family watch
i ever spent was a summer in san francisco. great city, though. >>> when we come back, you might have to get ready to pay a whole lot more. we're talking a whole lot more. >>> then a disposable diaper supply. why the supply is suddenly being threatened. >>> and blown away. the car that is no match for mother nature. ?x?xpcs6$รบ >>> welcome back, everybody. gasoline prices should now head downward, but maybe not right away. the national average this morning is $3.78 a gallon. that's 3 cents less than it was a week ago. now gas prices usually do come down this time of year. and oil prices are falling but aaa says there could be a brief spike first because wholesale gasoline prices are still high. did you get all of that? >> i got all of that. >> okay. good. >>> hospitals better get it right. because of implications. the government expects to hit those facilities with fines that will average more than $200,000 apiece. the hospital industry says patients share some of this blame. >>> and milk prices may double unless the house passes a new farm bill. the old bill expired yesterday. t
. and from salt lake city into the pacific northwest. >>> the state where gas prices are soaring this morning. 5 bucks a gallon could be in sight. we'll tell you where. >>> and forget free. facebook wants you to pay to make sure that your friends read your posts. >>> and later in the show, the breakout star of the denver debate is, yeah, that big fellow right there. the one and only big bird. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, millions of california drivers are facing some pretty serious sticker shock. a pipeline closure and refinery problems have sent gas prices there to the highest ever for this time of year. up 5 cents in a day, to an average of $4.23 a gallon. and get this. it could climb another 30 cents by this time next week. this comes even as gas prices actually fall for most of the country. >>> nasdaq is investigating an unusual price spike in shares of kraft foods, in what could be another high-profile glitch. it canceled some of wednesday's trades after kraft shares surged 29% in one minute. nasdaq isn't giving details. it says it's looking into potentially erroneous transactions.
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